CMI shares a few industry secrets.
1. Getting fired is hard.
Let’s face it. Even if a layoff expected, actually receiving walking papers is a difficult experience. It’s a blow to the ego, the confidence, and the pocketbook. Meeting with a trained counselor immediately after notification is the single biggest benefit of professional career transition services.
2. Firing someone else is hard, too.
Sitting on the other side of the desk can be as hard as being let go. Many notifying managers have worked closely with the people they are firing, and have known that the dreaded day is approaching. Without preparation and guidance, notifications are usually a distressing and daunting task. In order to reduce as much stress as possible and ensure that the outplacement process is conducted seamlessly, CMI provides training for all notifying managers as part of our service.
3. It affects your hiring power.
Potential hires are more educated and savvy than ever before. They expect outplacement services to be included in their benefits package. Companies with a strong severance offering are more competitive when attracting sought-after employees.
4. To avoid potential litigation.
It’s rarely discussed, but often the price of providing quality outplacement services is less costly than a settlement or going to court, to say nothing of the loss of reputation. In our almost 40 years in the business, none of CMI’s clients have ever initiated litigation due to termination.
5. Maintain higher morale for surviving employees.
Guilt, fear and anger are common reactions to being left behind after a layoff. CMI offers a seminar specifically designed to address the feelings of surviving employees that helps them remain productive and positive contributors to the organization. A successful transition program should take all these factors into account.
CMI has assisted over 80,000 clients through the outplacement process and holds the highest resolution rate in the industry.